Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital

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At every well-child visit SLUCare pediatrician Matt Broom conducts, he asks two questions. First he asks about the amount of time the child spends in front of screens each day. Then he asks whether or not the child has a television and Internet connectivity in his or her bedroom.

The goal, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, is to keep screen time in communal areas and limit screen time to two hours a day. For children under the age of two, the Academy recommends no screen time at all.

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The Illinois father who walked with his daughter out of Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital on Sunday has been charged with two felonies as a result.

The St. Louis Circuit Attorney's office today charged 53-year-old Dana Jones with endangering the welfare of a child, and removing a child from state custody.

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A 14-year-old Illinois girl whose departure from a St. Louis-area hospital on Sunday prompted a widespread search has been located unharmed at a hospital in Milwaukee.

Brittany Jones' non-custodial father, Dana Jones, reportedly removed the teen from Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, where she was being treated for complications from a 2010 kidney transplant.

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Squirrels are the sometimes adorable creatures that eat from your bird feeders, dig through your garden, and occasionally just can’t quite figure out how to successfully cross a road.

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A 13-month-old Canadian boy known as Baby Joseph has received a tracheotomy and is expected to remain in pediatric intensive care in St. Louis for seven to 10 days.

Joseph Maraachli underwent the procedure Monday after arriving last week at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center. The Catholic hospital agreed to treat him after his doctors at an Ontario hospital determined that he was in a permanent vegetative state and in deteriorating condition.

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The child known as Baby Joseph is now receiving care at a Catholic hospital in the U.S. after doctors in Canada sought to remove the breathing tube keeping him alive.

Joseph Maraachli is 13 months old and suffers from a neurodegenerative disease. The child had been hospitalized since October at London Health Sciences Centre in Ontario.